The Guide to Baja Sea Kayaking (The Sea of Cortez and Magdalena Bay) is a picture guidebook with relevant descriptions of the eastern shore of Baja California Mexico and includes circumnavigations of all islands—from the popular Isla Espiritu Santo and Isla Carmen to the rugged, remote, and seldom travelled Isla Angel de la Guarda.
The chapters are living maps of color satellite images bordered with latitude/longitude tic marks and include mile-by-mile descriptions of headlands, beaches, and fresh water stops. All annotations are GPS waypointed for quick reference and placement in a handheld GPS device.
Launch towns such as Bahia de los Angeles, Mulege, Loreto, and La Paz are each given small chapters that include a town map showing food shops, water stores, key restaurants, camp areas, and launches.
The Sea of Cortez and the east coast of Baja has never been mapped out so beautifully or in such detail. Additionally, a key area of Baja’s Pacific coast has been charted for sea kayaking trips: Magdalena Bay. Mag Bay is prime winter whale-watching territory and includes more than a hundred miles of protected paddling waters; as well as long surf beaches on the outside whose descriptions give valuable beta to what sea kayaking on the Pacific side of Baja is like.
“The Guide to Baja Sea Kayaking” also has a cross referencing index in the back of the book to help the reader build his/her own sea kayak tour for weekend, week-long, or multiple week-long adventure sea kayaking trips. For those who chose to fly down and use a professional Baja sea kayak tour outfitter, there is a chapter on flying into the Baja towns of Loreto, La Paz, and Cabo San Lucas and a guide to outfitters that lead sea kayaking tours in those areas.
Winner of Honorable Mention at the 2009 National Outdoor Book Awards, The Guide to Baja Sea Kayaking is fun and functional, and will replace the need for multiple charts and maps for your next adventure travel along the coast of the Sea of Cortez in Baja California Mexico.